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Job Description

Junior Environmental, Fisheries and Wildlife Technician

Location: CA-BC-Vancouver
CA-BC-Fort St. John
Job ID: 2017-13207
Area of Interest: EN - Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Job Type: Contract
# of Positions: 2
Education (Minimum): Technical Diploma
Posted Date: 7/25/2017
Experience (Years): 0

Job Responsibilities:
We have a requirement for Environmental, Fisheries and Wildlife Technicians in British Columbia. Golder has offices throughout the province and this posting is for multiple positions that may be based in Fort St. John, Castlegar, Terrace or Vancouver. Much of the work will include working away from the home office for extended periods. The position will be an hourly contract for a set term with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities include:
* Safety during field operations.
* Participating in field programs (e.g. environmental monitoring, fish and fish habitat assessments/ salvage, water quality, benthic invertebrates, sediment, vegetation and wildlife) for various types of developments including urban development, power, mines, infrastructure, and pipelines.
* Planning for logistics and equipment.
* Acting as a crew member for simple to complex field programs.
* Quality control of field data collection;
* Data entry.
* Assisting with report preparation.

Job Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:
* Technical diploma or degree (Fish and Wildlife Technician, BSc in Biology or equivalent program, or appropriate field-specific training programs.
* Strong commitment to health and safety.
* Level 1 First Aid with CPR and AED.
* Working knowledge of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within BC.
* Understanding of various basic survey, sample and data collection techniques (ecosystems, vegetation, wildlife and wildlife habitat, fish, fish habitat, water quality, benthic invertebrates, sediment).
* Working knowledge and proficiency in the use of basic field navigation and survey equipment such as GPS, compass, clinometer, water quality meters etc.
* Self-starter and able to work effectively in a team environment.
* Effective communication skills and attention to detail.
* Valid Class 5 driver's licence (note - Golder collects abstracts / Motor Vehicle Records for all new and current employees identified as Golder Drivers.
* Willingness to perform physically demanding work in various weather conditions.
* Backpack electrofishing crew member or crew supervisor certification (preferred).
* Swift water rescue technician certification (preferred).

Please note that based on client requirements, staff can be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Experience with the following would be considered an asset:
* Environmental management and monitoring of construction projects.
* Experience with large bodied and small bodied fish identification and handling.
* Experience with various fish collection methods like electrofishing, gill netting, and trapping.
* Experience in vegetation surveys, plant identification, and vegetation and ecosystem restoration and management activities. Experience with terrestrial ecosystem mapping activities would be considered an asset.
* Experience conducting general wildlife, species at risk surveys, and associated management activities such as planning and conducting those for wildlife habitat, large and medium mammals, migratory birds, raptors, bird nests, small mammal, and amphibian surveys and salvages.
* Experience working with boats and motors, ATVs/Argos, and mechanical troubleshooting. Small vessel operator proficiency certificate is required to operate boats.
* Good outdoor and survival skills and experience working and navigating in remote areas.

Additional Information:

Regularly ranked as one of the best companies to work for

As a global, employee-owned organization with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth's development while preserving earth's integrity. From more than 180 offices worldwide, our over 6,000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy..

About Golder Associates

Golder Associates is a global company specializing in ground engineering and environmental services. Employee owned since its formation in 1960, Golder now employs over 7,000 people who operate from more than 160 offices located throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America.

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